Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Established in 1996, the PECASE…
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Learn about the newly funded 2019-2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center pilot projects. These one-year projects encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. As published in Dimensions Magazine – Spring 2019 Douglas Barthold, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, UW Department of Pharmacy Type II diabetes is a known…
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Interlake High School’s Eshika Saxena recently received 10th place and a $40,000 prize in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest science and math competition for high school seniors. She designed a 3D-printed smartphone attachment that enables the camera to capture microscopic images of blood samples. That was possible using an artificial intelligence program, which she designed, which she…
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The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced 22 early-career researchers who have been selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. These promising scientists will receive four years of funding to invest in exploratory research to advance human health and tackle some of biomedicine’s most challenging questions. “Pew is steadfastly committed to supporting talented researchers working to unveil…
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Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb, affiliate professor (Medical Oncology) is this year’s recipient of the 2019 Minority Faculty Mentoring Award, sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement and the Center for Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion. This award recognizes the achievements of senior faculty in mentoring underrepresented faculty and trainees. Dr. Torok-Storb has an extensive…
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Dr. John Thompson, professor (Division of Medical Oncology) is the 2019 recipient of the Marvin Turck Award. This award celebrates Dr. Marvin Turck, whose energy, enthusiastic teaching, remarkable clinical knowledge, humor and support for students, housestaff, fellows and faculty have inspired trainees and faculty for decades. The Turck Award is a career achievement award to honor individuals whose long-term contributions have…
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The Seattle-area chapter of the Association for Women in Science, or AWIS, has selected two women from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to receive 2019 Seattle AWIS awards. Dr. Jeanne Ting Chowning, senior director of Science Education Training, has been selected to receive the Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach Award. Dr. Denise Galloway, an expert in the role of infectious diseases in cancer…
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The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences today announced Finalists of the 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists. Thirty-one of the nation’s rising stars in science will compete for three Blavatnik National Laureate Awards in the categories of Chemistry, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Life Sciences. Each of the three 2019 National Laureates will win $250,000—the world’s largest unrestricted…
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Dr. Nancy E. Davidson, a world-renowned breast cancer oncologist and researcher, wears many hats. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, she is senior vice president and director of the Clinical Research Division. At the University of Washington School of Medicine, Davidson is professor and head of the Division of Medical Oncology. And at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutch’s clinical-care…
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The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced ISB’s Dr. Nathan Price as a 2019 Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar. NAM’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program provides a platform for a new generation of leaders to collaborate with the NAM and its members across generations and fields of expertise to advance science, combat persistent challenges in health and medicine, and…
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